Comfort Food Meets Healthy Dining at Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner is a great home-style restaurant that offers a family dining experience with a warm and welcome feel to it. Black Bear Diner has a memorable setting, designed to make you feel like you are cozied up inside a cabin on a cold winter day.  Since it first opened, the restaurant has cultivated this comfortable and warm atmosphere making guests feel like family for over 20 years.

Located in several western states including Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California, Black Bear Diner hasn’t given up on healthy menu choices in favor of that comfortable atmosphere.  With a commitment to making sure guests have a genuine experience, the founders of Black Bear Diner, Bruce Dean and Bob Manley, serve an eclectic menu that is “soul-satisfying” and full of nutritious ingredients. Even though Black Bear Diner is known for its “bear-sized” portions, it does, indeed, have dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining menu choices like these to feed your healthy diet:

Fit & Focused Farmer’s Scramble
Get your day started right with this hearty scramble of spinach, tomatoes, squash, mushrooms and egg whites topped with Jack cheese.  Paired with fresh fruit and whole wheat toast, this Healthy Dining choice is a well-rounded pick for protein, nutrition and all-day energy.

Little Less Dinner – Tri Tip Dinner
Black Bear Diner knows how to serve up home-style favorites like this one that can also fit into a healthy diet.  Just the right amount of savory, tender tri tip is paired with baked potato and fresh sautéed veggies.  Remember to request a naked baked potato in place of mashed potatoes with gravy.  Your choice of soup, salad and bread is not included in the nutrition information provided.

The Gobbler
This menu choice is like Thanksgiving all wrapped up in one delicious package.  Turkey, avocado, tomatoes, and cranberry sauce are all piled high on thick, toasted sandwich bread and served with a green salad for added fiber, vitamins and minerals.  Remember to request no mayo and whole grain bread to make this a dietitian pick.

Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad
When you’re looking to add more veggies into your diet.  This salad is a great option.  An all cabbage salad made with shredded cabbage, carrot, cucumber, cilantro, cashews and fried wontons topped with grilled chicken breast.  Remember to request dressing on the side.  Each tablespoon will add 70 calories, 5 g fat, and 200 mg sodium.